Filling up a Prius vs. Plugging In a RAV4 EV

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Prius: > $6 per 100 miles RAV4 EV: 0 - $2.50 per 100 miles Prius: Fill up at multi-national corporate outpost RAV4 EV: Fill up at home with solar electricity or cheap, abundant, night-time power Prius: Hang around toxic fumes while filling up RAV4 EV: Margaritas all around Hat tip to Darell at Tags: plug-in prius gasoline electricity RAV4 EV

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Toyota Corolla hybrid will join Prius next year

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The redesigned 2020 Toyota Corolla sedan will soon spawn a hybrid variant, the first gasoline-electric version of the automaker's popular compact car. Toyota made the announcement Thursday as it unveiled the Corolla sedan at simultaneous events in California and China, underscoring the model's global appeal. Toyota was mum on additional details. Fuel Economy

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Toyota Prius Owners: Beware Battery Theft, Perhaps By Inept Thieves

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Car theft is something every owner has to worry about, whether the vehicle is powered by gasoline, electricity, or a combination of both, But sometimes, rather than stealing an entire car, criminals only go for certain valuable components. Thieves in San Francisco are reportedly targeting Toyota Prius hybrids--and stealing only their battery.

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Prius the top new vehicle badge in California in 2012; state accounted for 26.2% of Prius sales in US

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Polk, the Prius family cars (Prius Liftback, Prius v, Prius Plug-in, and Prius c) accounted for 61,893 vehicles registered in California in 2012, making Prius the Nº 1 vehicle badge sold in the state. With 236,659 units of the Prius family sold throughout the US in 2012 ( earlier post ), California thus accounted for 26.2% of all US Prius family sales in the year. According to R.L

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Prius drops to 48mpg; How will 2008 Prius get 80mpg? Plug-in hybrid?

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Fuel-saving gasoline-electric hybrid cars don't save as much fuel as thought, according to new government fuel-economy ratings available to the public for the first time. Toyota's Prius, the best-known and best-selling gas-electric car in the United States, drops from a 60 mpg rating under the current system to 48 miles per gallon in the city under the 2008 testing procedure -- a 20 percent decline Its highway mileage rating falls about 12 percent, to 45 mpg.

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Worldwide Prius sales top 3-million mark; Prius family sales at 3.4 million

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Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) announced that as of the end of June, worldwide cumulative sales of the Prius gasoline-electric hybrid vehicle (generations I, II and III) passed the 3-million mark. Total global Prius nameplate sales (the expanded Prius family) are at 3.436 million units. TMC launched the Prius in 1997. In addition, TMC applied for 1,261 patents relating to the third-generation Prius. Cumulative Prius Sales. Prius I.

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Upcoming Toyota Prius C '94-MPG' Compact Hybrid Now Has A Name: Aqua

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The Prius family of hybrid cars from Toyota is going to get a little bigger as of January when the Japanese automaker will launch a new compact hybrid car for the Japanese market: the 2012 Toyota Aqua. According to Reuters News Service, the Nikkei business daily reports that the compact gasoline electric hybrid will achieve a gas mileage of 94 mpg

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Toyota begins production of current model Prius in China

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established with China FAW Group Corporation in China’s Sichuan Province, has begun production of the third-generation Priusgasoline-electric hybrid vehicle at its Changchun Plant. Production of the Prius began in China in 2005, marking the first time the vehicle was produced outside Japan. Sichuan FAW Toyota Motor Co., Ltd., a joint vehicle-production company.

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Toyota Prius Plug-In Vs Chevy Volt: Which Is Cheaper Per Mile?

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Bridging the gap between battery electric vehicles and gasoline-electric hybrids we find cars like the 2012 Toyota Prius Plug-In and the 2012 Chevrolet Volt. Both are essentially hybrid vehicles, but use the technology in different ways to achieve different aims. Ultimately though, which vehicle costs less to run? Ray Iannuzzelli at

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2013 Ford C-Max Energi Priced at $33,745, Cheaper Than Prius Plug-In

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It’s official: not only does the 2013 Ford C-Max Energi Plug-in hybrid travel further in all-electric mode than the 2012 Toyota Prius Plug-in hybrid, but it will cost less too. As Ford detailed last night, its first plug-in hybrid will retail for $33,750, has a combined gasoline + electric range of 550 miles, is expected to get a combined

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Toyota to Sell Vehicle Audible System for Prius

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Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) will begin sales in Japan on 30 August of an onboard device designed to alert pedestrians and others audibly to the presence of a quiet vehicle, such as a gasoline-electric hybrid. The device will be available nationwide through authorized Toyota dealers and Toyota genuine parts and accessories distributors for retrofitting on the third-generation Prius.

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Toyota Introduces 'Prius Plug-in Hybrid' into Key Markets

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Per previously announced plans, Toyota now officially announces the imminent availability of a plug-in version of their 3rd generation Prius gasoline-electric hybrid vehicle. Approximately 600 units will be leased to government and business fleets in the United States, Europe and Japan through the first half of 2010. Experience gained through

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Prius Plug-in Concept to Support All-Electric Driving Up To About 12 Miles at Speeds Up To 62MPH

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The new Prius Plug-in Hybrid Concept. Toyota has provided some initial details on the new Prius Plug-in Hybrid Concept to be unveiled next week at the Frankfurt Motor Show. The Plug-in Prius will support an all-electric driving range of about 20 km (12.4 Over longer distances and higher speeds, the Prius Plug-in switches to conventional gasoline-electric full hybrid operation. Click to enlarge.

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Toyota Formally Announces Introduction of Plug-in Prius Into Key Markets, Targeting Tens of Thousands in Public Sales in Two Years

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The all-electric range of the Prius Plug-In (23 km) will cover more than 50% of distances driven by single cars each day in Japan, according to Toyota. In Tokyo, Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) formally announced the introduction of the Prius Plug-in Hybrid—the plug-in version of the third-generation Prius gasoline-electric hybrid vehicle—into key markets. Prius Plug-In Performance Specs (Japan). Gasoline-electric hybrid fuel efficiency.

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Toyota Launches Sales of Prius and Camry Hybrid in South Korea

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Now available are the third-generation Prius gasoline-electric hybrid midsize vehicle, the Camry and Camry Hybrid midsize sedans and the RAV4 crossover SUV. Toyota Motor has begun sales of Toyota-brand vehicles in South Korea at five new dealerships, including three in Seoul, established by TMC’s local distributor Toyota Motor Korea Co., TMKR).

The 60,000 Volt Question

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could reportedly produce up to 60,000 Volt electric cars in 2010 , its first anticipated year on the market. Bloomberg, citing anonymous sources, reported Wednesday that first year sales of the automaker's plug-in hybrid could quadruple that of the Toyota Prius' U.S. It took about five years for the Prius, which sells for about $22,000, to reach annual sales of 60,000, Bloomberg reported. Toyota sold 5,562 Prius models in 2000, when it was on the market for part of the year.

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Is The 2012 BMW ActiveHybrid 5 Really Green, Or Not?

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Just ten years ago, cars like the 2002 Toyota Prius traded performance for unbelievably-high gas mileage, bringing the concept of eco-friendly gasoline electric hybrid cars to the masses. Recently however, automakers like BMW have used full hybrid technology to give high performance luxury cars like the 5-Series a gas mileage boost without

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On the Horizon

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N ow that the number one automaker and the number two automaker has made the commitment to building Plug In hybrid / electric vehicles by 2010, another automotive giant is joining the race. Here is the story from the New York Times : Nissan Plans Electric Car in U.S. Nissan also expects to sell a lineup of electric vehicles globally by 2012. Nissan, he said, aims to sell vehicles that are "pure electric, zero emission.

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Toyota "Looking"

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In addition to increasing to 14 the gasoline-electric hybrid models it offers, Toyota said, it plans to offer more fuel-efficient gasoline engines and to offer its first engines that can burn mixtures of ethanol and gas. The moves come as Toyota, like other automakers , gears up to compete in a world facing soaring gasoline prices, diminishing supplies of easily obtainable crude oil and increased political and social pressure to reduce oil consumption and auto emissions.

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Toyota Financial Services issues first Euro-denominated Green Bond allocated specifically to the sales of low-emission vehicles; €600M

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Eligible vehicles must meet all three criteria: Possess a gasoline-electric hybrid or alternative fuel powertrain; Achieve a minimum of 35 highway and city miles per gallon (MPG or MPG equivalent); and. Qualifying Toyota vehicles include the Camry Hybrid, Avalon Hybrid, Prius, Prius Prime, Prius c, Prius v, and Mirai.

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Toyota digs for Lithium

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From the Reuters post: “A sister company to Toyota Motor Corp secured a lithium supply deal in Argentina on Wednesday that could help the world’s largest automaker keep its lead in gasoline-electric hybrid cars. Lithium, a highly reactive and versatile metal, is expected to be in increasing demand as carmakers choose costly but more efficient lithium-ion batteries to power hybrid and electric vehicles.

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Cumulative sales of Toyota Motor hybrids top 2M units in Japan, 4.6M worldwide; 1.02M from Jan to Oct.

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million units, the Prius family accounts for 3.3 million Prius; 224,000 Prius α (Prius v); 259,700 Aqua (Prius c). In Japan, the launch of the Aqua hybrid compact hatchback (Prius c) and rising awareness of hybrid vehicles have pushed the percentage of hybrid vehicles sold higher each year. Furthermore, Toyota estimates that its hybrid vehicles have saved approximately 11 million liters of gasoline (approximately 2.9

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The Road to Independence

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clip) Outcompeted by gasoline in the early days of the car, electricity is returning in the form of gasoline-electric hybrids that significantly reduce fuel use. Because plug-ins run on electric charge longer than most people drive daily, liquid fuel use could drop as much as 85 percent. A Prius converted by the CalCars group gets more than 100 mpg of petroleum.

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Spirit of DC - PHEV3A - Untitled Article

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He is an electrical engineer who works on patent law issues. The couple hoped to encourage the development of an electric car industry in the U.S. by partnering with other Tesla Roadster owners to drive cross country in their all-electric sports car this summer. The Electric Auto Association (EAA), of which the Las Vegas Electric Vehicle Association (LVEVA) is a local chapter, supported their cross-country effort.

How Carmakers Are Responding to the Plug-In Hybrid Opportunity

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Our PRIUS+ Project Photos PHEV Resources Global Warming Take Action News and Events Contact Us How Carmakers are Responding to the Plug-In Hybrid Opportunity If you ask, "have major auto-makers come around on PHEVs?", GM has announced plans for public sales in 2010, and almost every carmaker now says it will sell PHEVs or highway-speed battery electric vehicles (BEVs) sometime after 2010. Shifted earlier focus to all-electric Focus in 2011 with Magna.

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Maritz study finds growing but still low US consumer awareness about alternative fuel technologies; knowledge gap and confusion a sales challenge for OEMs

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The research also indicates that consumers have relatively low product knowledge of electric-only and electric-hybrid vehicles and see electric technology vehicles as useful for those who do limited driving. When asked to name an alternative fuel technology other than gasoline powered automobiles, 56% said electric vehicles while nearly a third identified gasoline-electric hybrids. Gasoline-electric hybrid vehicles rose from 15 to 22%.

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Toyota and Denso develop SiC power semiconductor for power control units; targeting 10% improvement in hybrid fuel efficiency

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In hybrids and other vehicles with an electrified powertrain, PCUs supply electrical power from the battery to the motor to control vehicle speed, and also send electricity generated during deceleration to the battery for storage. In the current PCUs, coils and condensers, which temporarily hold electricity, take up 40% of the PCU. Toyota intends to leverage the benefits of high frequency and high efficiency of SiC power semiconductors to enable PCU downsizing of 80%.

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Toyota launches Aqua compact hybrid in Japan; targeting 12,000 units per month in sales

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Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) launched the Aqua gasoline-electric compact hybrid—to be marketed as the Prius c in the US—in Japan. A selectable electric-vehicle mode (EV Mode) enables driving with only the electric motor. Automatic air conditioning comes standard on all models and is equipped with an electric inverter compressor run by the electric motor, enabling a comfortably air-conditioned interior even when the engine is off.

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China puts its electric vehicles on center stage - China automotive news

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Print E-mail Text Size: China puts its electric vehicles on center stage From:WSJ April 22, 2009 Chinese auto makers are unveiling a slew of battery-powered cars and other energy-efficient vehicles at this weeks Shanghai auto show that could make them more globally competitive and eventually help address the air pollution that chokes many Chinese cities. Prius hybrid. Among the most notable: a gas-electric hybrid Shanghai Automotive Industry Corp. | ?? |

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Honda previews 2014 Accord plug-in hybrid

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Set to go on sale in early 2013, Honda’s 2014 Accord Plug-in Hybrid (PHEV) Sedan ( earlier post ) will offer the ability to run in an all-electric mode for 10 to 15 miles and a calculated total driving range of more than 500 miles. EPA fuel economy ratings and gas-electric range rating determined by Honda.). Electric driving is supported by a 6.7 At higher speeds or under high demand for acceleration, the gasoline engine can kick in to provide additional power.

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Toyota introduces next-generation B-segment hybrid with 112 mpg US; CNG hybrid and plug-in variants

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Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) unveiled the FT-Bh (Future Toyota B-segment Hybrid), a lightweight, next-generation small gasoline-electric hybrid concept car at the 82nd Geneva International Motor Show. For a high level of fuel efficiency, TMC developed a new, long stroke 1.0-liter, two-cylinder Atkinson cycle gasoline engine, along with improved hybrid system efficiency. FT-Bh. Click to enlarge.

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CMU study explores optimizing PHEV design and allocation to minimize life cycle cost, petroleum consumption, and GHG emissions

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The study by Dr. Jeremy Michalek and colleagues found that while a fleet with plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) with universal high electric range (i.e., 87 miles all electric) minimizes petroleum consumption, minimum lifecycle greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions are achieved with a mix of low-range (~25 miles) and mid-range (40-50 miles) PHEVs. A 2009 CMU study found that when charged frequently (every 20 miles or less), using average US electricity, small capacity (i.e.,

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UK TSB Awards £25M to Eight Low-Carbon Vehicle Demonstration Projects; Focus On Electric Vehicles

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The majority of the vehicles are electric, with a small number being plug-in gasoline-electric hybrids. Modern electric cars offer power and bucket loads of torque. The consortium will develop and demonstrate 110 road-worthy vehicles to be trialed in the two cities over 12 months, 40 of which will be smart electric vehicles. Electricity providers E.ON Ford Focus Battery Electric Vehicle.

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